Bengal Despatch 6, Sunderbans Itinerary (Downstream)

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Bengal Despatch 6, Sunderbans Itinerary (Downstream)

Bengal Despatch 6, Sunderbans Itinerary (Downstream)

3 nights/4 days

Day 1:

Board the ship at early morning by 0830 hrs. Cruise down the tidal river, passing Diamond Harbour and Kedgeree to the fishing port of Namkhana where we turn out of the main stream and leave the Ganges waters behind.

Day 2:

We enter the maze of mangrove-covered islands which make up the Sunderbans – we may well see sails above the trees, since this is one of the last places on earth where sailing ships are used in day-to-day trade. We visit the crocodile rescue centre at Bhagabatpur. We continue to Jharkali to visit the tiger rescue centre before anchoring at Sajnakhali on the edge of the core area of the sanctuary.

Day 3:

We cruise the channels between the mangrove islands, using local country boats. Even if tigers prove elusive, there are crocodiles, deer, monitor lizards and rich bird life. Later we sail for an hour or so to Godkhali.

Day 4:

We disembark this morning, and are driven 5 hrs back to central Kolkata or airport.

Itinerary subject to river conditions.

** Pre/post hotel accommodation with transfers and sightseeing tours, an extension/pre-or post-tour to Northern India or Southern India can be arranged. Please speak to your tour consultant or check our vide range of tours packages available online. You can also club this tour with any of the other tours**